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Utah Tea Party: We've Taken Over the GOP

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Utah Tea Party: We've Taken Over the State GOP
Newsmax - Tea Partiers are claiming to have completely taken over the Utah GOP, as their nomination method potentially allows for motivated grassroots conservatives to upend the process - and thus far, it appears to be working.

Less Free Speech For The Free Market On Its Way
American Thinker -- Mark J. Fitzgibbons comments on new legislation winding its way through the Senate, designed to punish marketers and threatening free speech.

Five US Senate Races the Tea Party Could Impact
The Daily Caller -- Nevada, Arizona, Kentucky, Florida and Utah are finding the Tea Party movement to be more than just a passing fad.

DeMint Backs Conservative Challenger in Indiana US Senate Race
FOX News (blog) - Sen. Jim DeMint is now backing another Republican U.S. Senate candidate who was once thought of as a 'dark horse' running against a Party establishment-backed favorite - this time, it's Marlin Stutzman in Indiana, where former Sen. Dan Coats is the estabilshment darling.

Is It Enough to Elect Republicans? - It's not enough to merely elect Republicans - they must be real conservatives, or it truly doesn't matter.

Latest IDB/TIPP Poll Reveals Issues and Voters Swinging to GOP
American Thinker (blog) - Rick Moran blogs on a recent IDB/TIPP poll which surveyed voters' preferences for Party and ideology, and found that Americans are swinging decidedly against Pres. Obama's liberal agenda and towards the GOP. 

Stranger at the Boston Tea Party
Norton Mirror -- Rich Holmes is an opinion writer for a local Massachusetts newspaper, and seems to write from a liberal's perspective - but here, he relays his experiences from attending last week's Tea Party rally on Boston Common, and says he enjoyed it. 

McCain: I Won't Support Crist If He Runs As An Independent Candidate
The Hill (blog) - RINO Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's endorsement of John McCain in 2008 is seen in many circles as the key element in McCain's victory in Florida's GOP primary - but loyalty only appears to go so far for McCain, who said he'll withdraw his backing of Crist's U.S. Senate bid if Crist bolts the Party to run as an Independent.

GOP Operatives Prod Crist to Withdraw From Florida Senate Race
FOX News - Officials from the Republican National Senatorial Committee say there is 'zero chance' that Crist will stay in the race as a Republican.

Twenty Democrats Targeted for Defeat in November Based on Their Vote for Health Care Bill
CNS News - The conservative group Family Research Council (FRC) has compiled its own list of Democrats to target in this November's elections - and all twenty have something in common:  they voted for Obamacare despite promises to fight its abortion-funding provisions.